Local merchants in the West Hill Business Corridor, along with surrounding neighborhood community groups, will come together on Saturday, Sept. 17 for the inaugural event, “Fall in Love with West Hill”.
Many activities are being planned for this event by the local shop and restaurant owners and neighborhood groups. Event-day specials, community art projects, workshops, a scavenger hunt, the planting of the new community fruit orchard, local realty open houses, rock stacking and the West Hill City Repair installation will all happen on this day where the historic neighborhood will come alive.
The event will kick-off at 11 a.m., with a Ward One meeting at Chop & Swizzle, located at 60 S. Maple St. Jason Segedy, director of Planning and Urban Development for the city of Akron, will be there to speak about the history of the West Hill neighborhood. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and hear a preview of what they can experience during the event before heading out on a walk of the event footprint led by Councilman Rich Swirsky.
The day will be full of things to do and see, and the first stop on the walk will be to Hazel Tree Interiors for a noon artist talk by Michael W Marras. Marras is the local artist who recently completed the “Akron Tree Project.” a reclaimed metal public art sculpture on the West-facing facade of the building. The rest of the event’s activities, which will go until 5 p.m., will be listed in the brochure guide that will be available the day of the event.
Event goers may park at St. Vincent St. Mary’s school and then grab a brochure guide at the info booth at the corner of North Walnut and West Market, across from Hazel Tree Interiors.
The free city trolley will provide pick-ups and drop-offs all day throughout the event footprint, which goes along West Market Street from Time Traveler Records up to Birchwood Supply Co. at Merriman Road, as well as into the side streets south of West Market.
For info visit the event’s Facebook page.